Wonder Of Music, The
From Hal Leonardby John Jacobson and Lynn Brinckmeyer
Celebrating The Importance Of Music In All Our Lives And A Guide To Advocacy For Music Teachers And Students
Advocacy is a continuous process of diligent education to bring awareness about the benefits of music learning to the general public. Kids can expertly share the joy of making music and learning in a variety of different ways. The authors worked together to develop a musical revue about the wonder of music. Each of the seven original songs can be performed together as a complete program, or they can be sung in other contexts as well. The revue includes piano/vocal arrangements with choreography, short narrations for up to 65 speaking parts, and digital access to Student PDFs. To perform with recordings, the Performance Kit includes the Teacher's Edition and online digital access to student PDFs and P/A audio recordings. Songs include: Music Is An Everyday Thing, Many Things I Learned I Learned Through Music, Playing Music Is Hard Work, A Song In My Heart, Working Together, If I Didn't Have Music, and Our Place In The Choir.
In addition to a musical revue, the second half of the book is focused on strategies, ideas, and conversations about the importance of music study in children's and adolescents' lives. There are even writing and advocacy activities to engage students in the promotion of the critical role that music plays in their lives. The 10 chapters concentrate on attributes of music education and how children benefit from music study highlighted in the Broader Minded Campaign put forth by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME): Decision Making, Grit, Multiple Ways of Knowing, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Emotional Awareness, Reflective Learning, and Process Orientation. (approx. 30 min., Grades 2-6)
Handbook will contain the online access code.
(Teacher's Edition with online audio & student PDF access)